A Bonnyville woman has been charged with assaulting a peace officer in a disturbing altercation with police.
On July 2, around 4:30 Bonnyville RCMP responded to a call from a man wanting his wife and another man at the residence to be removed as they were extremely intoxicated and causing trouble. The complainant reported that the woman was punching the couple’s dog and the man had peed himself while on their couch.
The 35-year-old male was arrested without incident and put in the back of the police cruiser, but the 42-year-old female, who is in a wheelchair, became belligerent when placed under arrest for mischief, and fell out of her chair. Amidst the struggle, she punched her husband several times in the head and bit his leg. At which point, police asked onlookers to go back inside as they noticed the couple’s 10-year-old daughter watching the disturbance.
The intoxicated woman propped herself up against the police vehicle, reached into her pants and pulled out her used sanitary napkin, covered in her bodily fluids, and threw it at one of the constables, almost hitting him.
Constables managed to get the female into the wheelchair again however during this she threatened to kill her husband. With the assistance of an additional RCMP Member, the female was placed into a police vehicle and transported to the Bonnyville RCMP detachment.
Once sober the female was brought before a justice of the peace who remanded her into police custody facing charges of Assault Peace Officer with Weapon, Assault, Utter Threats and Resist Arrest.